Gun Games : Decker / Lazarus

  • by Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by Mitchell Greenberg
  • Series: Decker / Lazarus
  • 12 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are back in this gripping mystery involving a secret cabal of some of Los Angeles’ most wealthy - and vicious - teens.
LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman into their home. While the enigmatic teen seems to be adapting easily, Decker knows only too well the secrets adolescents keep - witnessed by the tragic suicide of another teen, Gregory Hesse, a student at Bell and Wakefield, one of the city’s most exclusive prep schools.
Gregory’s mother refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces Decker to look deeper. What he finds disturbs him. The gun used in the tragedy was stolen - evidence that propels him to launch a full investigation. But the case becomes darkly complicated by the suicide of another Bell and Wakefield student - a death that leads them to uncover an especially nasty group of rich and privileged students with a predilection for guns and violence.
Before it’s over, the case and all its terrifying ramifications will take Decker and his detectives down a dark alley of twisted allegiances and unholy alliances, culminating into a heart-stopping point of no return.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Least favorite Faye Kellerman story ever! Skip it.

Would you try another book from Faye Kellerman and/or Mitchell Greenberg?

Yes, but not based on this story. I have read all her other Detective Decker books.

What could Faye Kellerman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The dialog between Jasmine and Gabe was boring, uninteresting, unbelievable and for the most part, irrelevant to the story which dragged.

Which character – as performed by Mitchell Greenberg – was your favorite?

Gabe, when not with Jasmine.

What character would you cut from Gun Games?


Any additional comments?

This story reminded me more of a teen book except for some of the more explicit descriptions near the end which I would not recommend to teen readers. The story did not grab me and if I had been reading it, I would not have finished it at all.

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- Debra

Yes, Chris is back

Faye Kellerman introduced teenaged Chris Donatti in 1995???s ???Justice,??? an unusual but fascinating (and surprisingly erotic) entry in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. Chris resurfaced in 2002 in ???Stone Kiss,??? one of the best books in the series. Chris--a superhandsome, superintelligent, artistically gifted sociopath and mob assassin--had grown up, served time, and become a wealthy businessman operating on the shady side of the law, able to go where stalwart cop Decker cannot tread and with feelings for Rina that are never articulated but come across quite clearly.

Chris showed up again in last year???s ???Hangman,??? leaving his son Gabe Whitman in Peter and Rina???s care. Gabe, who has inherited his father???s good looks, intelligence, and an even more prodigal musical talent, is the focal point of ???Gun Games.??? He???s still a kid, and is a teenager-in-love (with a Persian Jewish girl who loves opera?!?). Likeable as he is, good guy Gabe is not the compelling character his father was at his age (why are handsome, dangerous bad guys so exciting?), and there???s not a lot of action in "Gun Games" until close to the end. But fans of the series should find this a solid entry, and it seems to set up some interesting possibilities to come. I???m already looking forward to the next book!
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- Carol "Genre fiction, trashy to literary--mystery, action, sci fi, fantasy, and, yes, even romance. Also history. Listener reviews help a lot!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio